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Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

THE WEEKEND IS coming up, and that means new movies for you to see.

But which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?

We take a look.

The Shallows

Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

Blake Lively plays a surfer who gets trapped out on the ocean as a great white shark circles her.

What the critics say

  • “At times, it’s hard to tell whether “The Shallows” is trying to sell a tropical vacation, a Sony Xperia phone, or a fantasy date with Lively, but in any case, the film looks virtually indistinguishable from a slick, high-end commercial.” - Variety 
  • The movie’s makeup crew does its bit by showing that every time Nancy resolves to take action against her aquatic tormentor, her face regains color, and her lips become unparched.” - New York Times 

What’s it rated?


Source: IFC Films/YouTube

What we know

The tale of a cute wiener dog and his various owners (including Danny de Vito and Greta Gerwig).

What the critics say

  • “Reality can be hilarious, absurd, touching. It can also be an exercise in futility. With all its humor (and there is a ton), “Wiener-Dog,” following the journey of a dachshund as it is shuffled from owner to owner, is one of Solondz’s sharpest visions of futility.” -
  • “If anything binds the tales together, in fact, it is not the central beast but the persistence of the director’s misanthropy and the disarming elegance with which he lends it dramatic form.” - The New Yorker

What’s it rated?

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Source: 20th Century Fox/YouTube

What we know

Two cheeky brothers (Zac Efron and Adam DeVine) need wedding dates, but the gals they hire to be those dates (Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick) can play them at their own game.

What the critics say

  • “Devine and Efron, who’s finding a nice comic groove these days, let it all hang out, sometimes literally. But the best twist in the movie is that their dates steal the show.” - Rolling Stone
  • “It’s clear that Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is intended to be more than graphic gags but, in the end, it is the jokes, not the characters, that make the film remotely entertaining.” -

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (1631)
The Shallows (1259)
Wiener-Dog (700)

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